Most things are better when done together, especially non-surgical medical spa treatments at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Waterloo!
We love when patients come in with friends, partners, or family members, and we whole heartedly encourage it. We see moms and daughters coming in for non-surgical anti-aging treatments like BOTOX COSMETIC® (so they end up looking more like sisters), and we see actual sisters coming in together for Profractional laser treatments, keeping their skin youthful and fresh. We have husband and wife teams who will come together; one has microneedling while the other gets laser hair removal. We see girlfriends who come in for BBL (BroadBand Light) treatments at the same time or young men who bring their partner in as they get their first ever lip filler. Bridal parties have come en-masse for chemical peels and skincare review the week before the big day, meanwhile, the bride and groom are in together to make sure they feel their best before they walk to the altar. We even have had both best friends, and siblings plan for surgery on the same day! Maybe your cosmetic procedures are something that you’ve never considered sharing with someone else, but here’s why we think you should give it a try.
Doing anything new can be intimidating but having someone you love and trust beside you can make it more approachable. Many of our patients who come in for a surgical consult bring a partner or a family member with them, whether to help make choices, for some extra support, or just as an extra pair of ears to absorb all the information. Sometimes that other person is simply needed to give the patient a bit of reaffirmation that it’s okay to do this thing for themself.
But this partnership doesn’t stop at consultations – doing treatments together can be a great bonding experience for any relationship. Going through a procedure with someone else makes it less daunting (especially if it’s your first time) and means that you both get to experience the exceptional results together. You can also share in the downtime, which is a huge bonus.Often after intensive treatments or surgeries, patients stay at home and avoid all social activities for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It can be lonely and isolating, but it shouldn’t be! You’ve just done something amazing for yourself that you’ve probably wanted to do for years. It took courage and it was an important bit of self-care that is going to improve your outlook on life. So instead of brooding and hiding at home, share the experience with someone who wants to feel the same way and can keep you company while you heal.
Consider a Profractional laser treatment, which generally involves approximately 3 days of downtime with some redness and pinpoint bleeding. Why not have it done on a Friday morning with your best friend, and then spend the weekend together watching chick flicks and catching up? You both get to return to daily life with a boost of confidence and vibrant, healthy skin. Want to do a ZO® Controlled Depth Peel but worried about being blue (literally and figuratively) and laying low for a week? Do it with your partner, and you can order take-out together for a few nights, catch up on house projects, and then show up to that party the following week with glowing new skin. Plan a surgery at the same time as your sister so you can carpool to follow-ups and walk each other through each step of the recovery process, then take off on vacation and enjoy the body you’ve always wanted! The best part about sharing these treatments is that you’re not only gaining confidence and getting beautiful results, but you’re strengthening your relationships with the people you love and helping them to feel more confident too.
Shared Beauty Secrets
Gone are the days of hiding what you’ve done for yourself. You don’t have to wear a sandwich board advertising your BOTOX treatments or your breast augmentation, but openness and honesty within your close relationships are something to be valued. When you bring someone with you for a consultation or a procedure, you’re helping to erase the stigma of the beauty industry by letting them know that it takes a bit of work to maintain your natural radiance and that neither of you should be embarrassed for doing what it takes to look your best. Rather, you should embrace the opportunities that let you be who you feel you really are. Sharing is caring, so why would you keep these beauty secrets all to yourself? You and your partner could age gracefully together. You and your girlfriends can power each other up and be confident together. Your whole family can look like they haven’t aged a day since the last extended family reunion 5 years ago. When you look good, you feel good, and you can have your whole posse feeling good with you.
So, book an appointment with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife. When your bestie compliments your perfect pout, bring her with you for your next lip filler appointment. When your younger brother complains that he’s aging way faster than you, invite him to join you for BOTOX. When your dad starts worrying about redness and sun damage, bring him for a BBL. Share the secrets of maintaining your beauty with the people you love. Come build each other up, have some fun, and don’t be shy to let each other know that you take care of yourselves. For inspiration, look through our online photo gallery of patient photos.
If you need a great way to introduce someone to the Clinic for their first treatment, we have gift certificates available! The holiday season is coming up, and, just saying, giving the gift of self-care and time together is way better than a pair of socks. To get started, contact us online or call (519) 746-1132.